FABRIC AIR DUCT SYSTEMS
The Patterson Power Tube is a fabric air duct system custom designed to efficiently control airflow distribution over large areas by moving and directing air through a custom vented tube powered by one of Patterson's High Velocity Fans. One fan can send airflow across multiple workstations or down an assembly line to several workers at floor level.
Power Tubes are available in five standard models (each model connects with an appropriately sized High Velocity Fan) and an infinite number of custom configurations. The five standard models were engineered with optimal airflow in mind; the tube length, hole size, and hole spacing were calculated so that the area along the entire length of the tube would receive smooth, consistent air movement.
Patterson’s custom Power Tubes are offered in an endless combination of possibilities. Our sales engineers can help you design a system that meets the unique air movement requirements of your application.
Power Tubes are economical even during the winter months, keeping the air destratified. This process works by mixing the warm air trapped near the ceiling with the cooler air below to create a balanced temperature, thus reducing the strain on your HVAC system.
TWO WAYS TO USE A POWER TUBE FOR DESTRATIFICATION:
1. Use a vertically-mounted fan and an open-ended tube if ceiling space is limited. This can also be used for spot heating specific areas.
2. Place a standard horizontally-mounted power tube near the ceiling. Workers at floor level will feel the warmth rather than the breeze. Use this method if a large ceiling fan is out of your budget.
By taking into account work area size, floor plan and other variables, our sales engineers will help you design a system that meets the unique air movement requirements of your application.
Patterson’s HVSU (High Velocity Supply Unit) is the only ventilation product on the market that can bring outside air in and then throw it 120-200 feet in the direction you need it. Combine our HVSU with a Patterson Power Tube to efficiently direct and control airflow distribution over large areas. Not only are you ventilating your building, you can actually feel the fresh air coming in.